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The well-timed strategy : managing the business cycle for competitive advantage

Author: Peter Navarro
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Wharton School Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most companies ignore one of their best opportunities for honing competitive advantage: proactively managing the business cycles and broader macroeconomic turbulence. The Well-Timed Strategy reveals why the business cycle is an even more powerful P & L driver than you may realize, and demonstrates how it can be profitably managed. Navarro presents examples and case studies from around the globe, ranging from high  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Navarro
ISBN: 0131494201 9780131494206
OCLC Number: 61151511
Description: xx, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Strategies and tactics of the master cyclist executive --
Countercycling your capital expenditures --
The acquisitive master cyclist buys low and sells high --
The art of "cherry picking" and other well-timed tactics of the human resources manager --
"Macromanaging" your production, inventory, and supply chain --
Master cyclist marketing through the business cycle seasons --
Pricing the cycle and managing credit and account receivables --
Proactive profiting from oil price spikes, interest rate hikes, and exchange rate risks--
When you can't beat the business cycle, hedge its risks! --
Surviving, and prospering from, the economic shocks of war, terrorism, drought, and disease --
The master cyclist's favorite forecasting tools --
Concluding thoughts --
Appendix A: The master cyclist project's treasure trove of data and all-star team --
Appendix B: A business cycle primer.
Responsibility: Peter Navarro.
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Shows how to manage the business cycle and industry cycles and also unprecedented level of macroeconomic turbulence. This work shows how to align various facets of business strategy, tactics, and  Read more...

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